EMH Wellness Center offers award-winning SilverSneakers program for older adults
The Elbert Memorial Hospital Wellness Center is recognizing the unique needs of the older adults in the community. By partnering with the nationally recognized Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness Program, the Wellness Center is able to offer older adults a way to increase their levels of physical activity while motivating them to remain active. SilverSneakers is the nation's leading exercise program designed exclusively for older adults and is available at no additional cost beyond the monthly premium to eligible Medicare health plan members.
"Research points to the significant health benefits of regular exercise for older adults," says Rene Ellington, Healthways Senior Vice President. "In addition to helping our members stay physically healthy, SilverSneakers also offers a great way for them to socialize, meet new friends and have fun."
With the SilverSneakers premier network, members have a complimentary membership with access to a variety of participating locations throughout the country. Many sites offer amenities such as fitness equipment, treadmills and free weights, and the signature SilverSneakers Fitness Program classes, designed specifically for older adults and taught by certified instructors. Additional signature classes, such as YogaStretch, SilverSplash, CardioFit and WeightCircuit, may be available at select locations. A designated staff member will assist members along the way.
To find out if you are eligible for SilverSneakers, please contact your Medicare health plan provider. For more information regarding the SilverSneakers Fitness Program visit www.silversneakers.com or call 888-423-4632.